I know I know, you're the boss of you! But as your SXSW comrade-in-arms, may I suggest:
The Temper Trap. Did you see 500 Days of Summer? They're on the soundtrack. "Sweet Disposition." I interviewed them last year for G4TV with the delightful Chris Gore, and I can honestly tell you that they are the nicest band I have ever met. Much like The Great Nostalgic in that way, and you know I love them. Also, the vocalist is insane in the membrane.
Dr. Dog. Beatles-y. Loveable. Smart. Yes.
Miike Snow. Dance party. If you happen to watch any CW...cough cough GOSSIP GIRL cough...you may recognize "Animal" from one of the episodes. Don't even front, I know some of you watch.
(Also Miike Snow may possibly have the coolest website ever).
The Filter Magazine Showdown at Cedar Street is a three-day showcase, starting at 11:00am each day and running through early evening. Also, from 11:00am - 1:00pm each day, there will be free barbeque! Pretty radical.
Go RSVP. Right now.
More party news for this one - giveaways and what not - will be updated on Filter's Facebook page.